Six years ago, the Box Twelve recipe consisted of Jeff Riley’s publishing experience, Deborah Riley’s marketing expertise, two editing contracts, and a laptop.

Today, it is a global publishing solutions provider whose clients include Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press, Pearson Education, and O'Reilly Media, among others.

How do you explain that? You don’t really.

What we can explain, however, is that every day we get to work with the best in the business. The best publishers. The best subject-matter experts. The best editors. The best project managers. The best designers. Period.

Doing what we love. Period.

And that?  You can’t beat that.

Our team is led by Jeff Riley, a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry who acquired and managed multimillion-dollar product lines for Pearson Education before he founded Box Twelve Communications in 2007.

If you like to read that sort of stuff,
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But all you really need to know about me is that whatever success I’ve enjoyed in my career is the result of loving what I do and working hard at it.

Oh, and a little luck never hurts.

LinkedIn doesn’t have a category for that, unfortunately.

When Rich was a little kid, he wanted to be Evel Knievel. Until he broke his collar bone jumping over things on his bike. Turns out broken bones hurt. A lot.

That caused him to find a much-less dangerous, but still thrilling profession—
graphic design. He spent 8 years working at newspapers, then jumped to book design and art direction for 10 years, working for Rodale Inc., the Reader’s Digest Association, and other publishers.

In 2010, Rich made another huge leap—this time into digital publishing and entrepreneurship when he founded Blue Boot Design Studio and partnered with Box Twelve.

See more of Rich’s work and learn more about him here.